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Night Train To Munich


Published 1940


From IMDb; When the Germans march into Prague, armour-plating inventor Dr Bomasch flees to England. His daughter Anna escapes from arrest to join him, but the Gestapo manage to kidnap them both back to Berlin. As war looms, British secret service agent Gus Bennet follows disguised as a senior German army officer. His ploy is the not unpleasant one of pretending to woo Anna to the German cause.

Stars:
Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison and Paul Henreid


Run time 95 minutes 9 seconds
Producer Gordon Wellesley (original story), Sidney Gilliat & Frank Launder (screenplay)
Production Company Twentieth Century Productions Ltd.
Audio/Visual sound, b&w

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Reviewer: Dark Moon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2012
Subject: Actually…

Anna is arrested and placed in a concentration camp, from which she escapes along with another prisoner. There is not much more detail I can add without spoiling the story, but it does take a turn for the farcical when two bumbling tourists show up who never heard that "loose lips sink ships" (nor to "keep mum," either). Suspension of disbelief takes a hike the more these two become involved, but there is a tense escape sequence at the end (will everyone make it to freedom this time?).

The cast are more than credible as their characters (except perhaps for our two tourists, who look more like caricatures to me, and some of what follows after they show up), and the first half of the story is fairly credible as well. Look for subtle British satire cropping up throughout, such as the scene where Anna declares that she is grateful to be in England where people can be happy and laugh, which is sandwiched between a carping cockney and a sour scolding mother.

I downloaded the 928MB MP4. Video and audio were both clear and sharp, taken from a well-preserved print. I was entertained, and glad I spent the time with it.

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